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this is going to be quite blunt...

what is your opinion of christian arabs?

will reveal my identity later for curiosity's sake..

let's see if you can guess where i'm from
What do we think of Arabs after the 9/11 attacks?

Why single out just one event (tragic indeed) when there are many others, and worse, to be considered? What do Arabs think of the Western countries after the invasion of Iraq? What did the Chileans think of the USA after their own 9/11 in 1973? What do the populations of certain African countries think of France and the USA who fight proxy wars on their territory? etc. etc. etc.
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J LewisWhat do we think of Arabs after the 9/11 attacks?

Why single out just one event (tragic indeed) when there are many others, and worse, to be considered? What do Arabs think of the Western countries after the invasion of Iraq? What did the Chileans think of the USA after their own 9/11 in 1973? What do the populations of certain African countries think of France and the USA who fight proxy wars on their territory? etc. etc. etc.
The original poster is Arab, but I don't see why you can't start your own topics with your points.Emotion: smile
Fuwano Shouta says:
The original poster is Arab, but I don't see why you can't start your own topics with your points.

The reason behind my question is that the 9/11 has been seen by many - and presented by western politicans and press - as a unique event and I have the feeling that that idea is also behind the question. I utterly condemn the Twin Towers attack, but I see it as one of a long series of episodes of violence and brutality between the "West" and the poorer countries of the world. For this reason the 9/11 attacks did not change my opinion of Arabs in general. Neither did they change my opinion of Bin Laden, whom I already detested when he was still a friend and agent of the West.
Maybe that is a better answer to the original question and also explains my previous comment.
Fuwano ShoutaWell, as a netizen, I run into a lot of Arabs online. I have befriended several as well. I would say that 9/11 itself didn't change my view of Arabs. Since then, like many Americans, I learned quite a bit about Islam and Arab culture, but as of yet...I still can't always figure out where one ends and the other begins.

As I haven't met any Arabs in person... my perspective is limited to those that can already speak English and frequent whatever chatroom I happen to be in. In some Arab chatrooms, I get quite a few deaththreats after revealing my nationality, but I get even more kind hellos and salams. I've made some great friends, but to be honest, most of the men I run into are reprobates. I just strike that up to bad luck. The women I've met are quite the opposite, though. I can't believe how sweet they are even to a big fat cracker such as myself. Emotion: stick out tongue...........enough of thisToo much "stream of consiousness."

My image of Arabs on the whole... hasn't been particulary affected by terrorist activities. Maybe what has changed my view the most isthe conflict between salafis/sunnis and shiites. I don't think I will ever understand that.Emotion: stick out tongue

(Mostly I just know Arabs from the Levant and the Arabian Pennsisula.)
just a conflict in one country do change your view of all arabs?? there is 23 another country and this is not the relation between seni and she'a ingeneral it's only in iraq
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I don't know any Iraqis. I've only heard salafis (wahabis) complain about Shiites, actually. Iraq has little to do to with my view of Arabs, especially since I know Iraq is so different (and some Arabs tell me that Iraqis aren't Arab. lol)

Anyway, I like Arabs. walla Emotion: stick out tongue
thanxs all for your comments,I know it is a very important and delicate subject,but we really should not be mixing many topics as there are a lot of things that can be said about it .

thanxs again...

b3foul
Fuwano ShoutaI don't know any Iraqis. I've only heard salafis (wahabis) complain about Shiites, actually. Iraq has little to do to with my view of Arabs, especially since I know Iraq is so different (and some Arabs tell me that Iraqis aren't Arab. lol)

Anyway, I like Arabs. walla Emotion: stick out tongue
walla? oh finally i found a sensible one lol
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I'm Fuwano Shouta, too lazy to log-in.

I'm not sure if you are kidding, but walla means like "I swear."
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